By Joey McWilliams
DURANT – The Durant High School student body received encouragement about the importance of education on Wednesday from a speaker that had experienced its benefits first-hand.
Francis-Xavier Sosu, a lawyer from Ghana, spoke to the high school students with a motivational message.
Sosu, an author and human rights activist, spoke of his humble beginnings on the streets of Ghana. He shared about his upbringing with a mother, who was a slave, and a father, an alcoholic, which pushed him to the streets.
He found a ray of hope in life when he was able to start school. Through the years, he made the most of education and earned numerous degrees from the University of Ghana.
He is the founder of F-X Law and Associates and founder and president of Treasure of Life Foundation, an organization used to fight for vulnerable children and women.
Sosu shared with the students that education and love brought him out of the difficult situation in which he told himself and now works to serve others and help them come up and out.